Jersey

Call for ban on smoking in cars

Smoking could be banned in private cars in Jersey, in an attempt by the health department to protect families from harm through passive smoking.

The Health and Social Services team has unveiled its tobacco control strategy for the next five years.

Another suggestion in the plan is to limit the public places where smoking is allowed.

The team also hopes to encourage people to make their homes smoke-free and reduce smoking-related litter.

The new tobacco strategy has been endorsed by the council of ministers, as the existing plan has reached the end of its seven-year tenure.

Medical officer of health Dr Rosemary Geller said the strategy was important for achieving reductions in premature deaths caused by smoking.

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